“It just made me want to keep washing my hands and making sure that we stay healthy and on top of our game, so no one gets sick around campus," said student Hannah Rhyne.
Many students said they got the MMR vaccine for mumps but said they won’t be taking any chances with the cases at the university.
“I feel like most people are vaccinated for it. But of course, some people don’t believe in vaccinations," said student Jack Whiteman.
The virus can spread just by touching a contaminated surface and through close contact, officials said.
This is the second college in the area to report mumps case recently. Last month, Winthrop University alerted students to a case of the mumps there.